Tags: Life Sciences
The Belgian Competition Authority has declared itself competent to examine mergers and acquisitions between hospitals under its merger control regime, following the Act of 29 March 2021
A lot of uncertainty has existed about the requirement for hospitals to notify M&A transactions to the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”). On 28 June 2023, the BCA decided to partially lift the stand-still obligation regarding a concentration between two hospitals, and it further clarified the applicable rules in a follow-up Communication of 14 July 2023.
In this Life Sciences session, the experts from our agri-food law team Philippe de Jong and Bart Junior Bollen provided valuable insights into the Regulation’s implications and equiped businesses with the necessary knowledge to ensure compliance in this evolving landscape.
Belgian Medicines Agency announces stricter monitoring of negative formulations on medicines packaging
On 17 May 2023, the Belgian Medicines Agency (FAMHP) announced that marketing authorisation holders (MAHs) have three years to comply with the prohibition of “negative formulations” on the packaging of medicinal products for human use.
You are warmly invited to our upcoming webinar on the topic of the recently published EU Deforestation Regulation, presented from a legal perspective.
On 16 March 2023, in Joined Cases C‑438/21 P to C‑440/21 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) interpreted the concept of a ‘global marketing authorisation’. It held that Article 6(1) of Directive 2001/83 (the Community Code) sets out exhaustively the line extensions for which the marketing authorisations (MAs) will fall under the same global MA as the initial MA.
The EU regulator has harmonized the maximum levels for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in hemp seeds throughout the Union within the food contaminants framework.
EU passes sweeping due diligence rules on deforestation-free supply chains for products such as cocoa, coffee and soy
An EU Regulation on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (“Deforestation Regulation”) was agreed upon by the EU legislators in December 2022. The European Parliament has now green-lighted the Provisional Agreement at this month’s plenary session.
This year, we have the honour of welcoming Wouter Beke (Member of Parliament for CD&V and former Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health, Family and Poverty Reduction) and Nick Van Gelder (Head of the Legislation and Litigation Division at the FAGG/AFMPS) as our guest speakers.
During this session, Mathieu Maniet, François Lambert and Karel Martens discuss the rules for No. 1 claims, cosmetic claims and health and nutrition claims, and give you an overview of the most important issues as well as practical guidelines.
Is your product a No.1 seller? Good for your health or rich in fiber? Does it contain no parabens? Do you want to shout it loudly from the rooftops or at least on your packaging?